Location: Cumberland County PA

Carlisle Indian School Record of Living Graduates

In presenting the following record of the graduates of the Carlisle School, than which no like school in the country can show a better record, it is desired to call attention to several facts to which the reader should give careful attention. First. The Carlisle School is not a university. The character of its academic work, with the exception of that of the business and the telegraphy departments, is of the grammar grade. Some studies which are included in the regular high school course are taught, but no so called higher education is given. Consequently, its record should be...

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1911 Carlisle School Census

In 1911 Carlisle was directed by the Department of the Interior to prepare a census of the Indians under their charge. In all cases where the Indians are living on separate reservations under your jurisdiction you should submit a separate census roll of the Indians of each reservation. The names should be arranged in alphabetical order. (letter Department of the Interior, 1911) Student Population by Tribe Female Students 1911 Carlisle School Census: Females A-B Surnames 1911 Carlisle School Census: Females C-D Surnames 1911 Carlisle School Census: Females E-G Surnames 1911 Carlisle School Census: Females H-J Surnames 1911 Carlisle School...

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Address, Colonel Pratt, Superintendent Carlisle School

I feel greatly honored by being allowed to speak after my chief. I shall not talk long. If I had prepared a paper to read here, as I had intended, after listening to what I have heard I would not read it. I invite the attention of the older members of the conference to the fact that in the earliest days, when we had long discussions on land in severalty, I advocated the allotment of alternate sections to Indians and whites. I have never changed my mind about that. All said here tonight has been helpful to that view. The example, the association, the contact of the Indian with our white farmers, our industries, our life, produce the most rapid civilization. It breaks up prejudice and brings the two races into sympathy with each other. In the general arrangement, public schools where Indians and whites attend bring the children of the two races together, and soon the need for special Indian schools will pass away. I do not agree with my chief about the usefulness of reservation schools, nor that material uplift can be accomplished in the home on the reservation. All our experiences prove the folly of such hopes. Go to the reservations in this great Empire State, where they have had schools for eight years, and look at the conditions there. Knowing the situation almost everywhere, because...

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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records

1778 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Hopewell Township Inhabitants 1790 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1790 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives 1790 Census Index Hopewell, Newton, Toboyne, West Pennsboro Townships Township File 1 of 2 Township File 2 of 2 E. Cumberland 1 of 2 E. Cumberland 2 of 2 Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Cumberland County Census Records Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project Surname Index A-Cr Surname Index Cr-Ha Surname Index Ha-Ma Surname Index Ma-Pa Surname Index Pe-Te Surname Index Te-Z Township File 1 of 2 Township File 2 of 2 E. Cumberland 1 of 2 E. Cumberland 2 of 2 Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1800 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1800 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1800 U.S. Census Guide 1810 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1810 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  Hosted at Census Guide 1810 U.S. Census Guide 1820 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1820 Census Form for your Research Hosted at Ancestry.com – Ancestry Free Trial  1820 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Images $ Hosted at Census Guide 1820 U.S. Census Guide 1830 Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Census Records Free 1830 Census Form for your...

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Cumberland County, Pennsylvania Cemetery Records

Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Cemeteries hosted at Cumberland County PAGenWeb Project Hanna’s Graveyard Cemetery Photos Middle Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery Stone Church Graveyard, Partial Cemeteries hosted at Cumberland County Pennsylvania USGenWeb Archives Cemeteries In Cumberland USGW Archives For Cumberland Co, Pa Listing Of Cumberland County Cemeteries Surname Index: Selected Cumberland Cemeteries Cem Readings From Vol. 17, Journals Of Josiah V. Thompson, 1926 Ashland Cemetery: Carlisle Ashland Cemetery: Carlisle – Ashland Cemetery: Carlisle – Burials In National Cemetery Carlisle: Memories Of Carlisle’s Old Graveyard Carlisle Old Graveyard – Partial Carlisle’s Old Graveyard – Additions/Updates Carlisle – St Patrick’s RC Church Cemetery Meeting House Springs Graveyard: Near Carlisle Dickinson Twp Gravesites Dickinson Twp Cemeteries East Pennsboro Twp Gravesites Frankford Twp Cemeteries Salem Lutheran [Stone Church]:Lower Frankford Twp Hampden Township Cemeteries St. John’s Cemetery, Hampden Twpmpden Township Hopewell Twp Graveyards Hopewell Twp Graveyards Lower Allen Twp Graveyards The Camp Hill Borough Cemetery Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Alpha And Plot/Section Order Middlesex Twp Cemeteries Letort (Kutz’s) Cemetery: Middlesex Twp Plot Location: Letort (Kutz’s) Cemetery: Middlesex Twp Carlisle Springs Cemetery: Middlesex Twp Lower And Upper Mifflin Twp Cemeteries Monroe Twp Cemeteries Mt. Zion Cemetery, Monroe Twp Newville Boro Cemeteries Newville Cemetery: Line Drawing For Use With Betty Carson Reading Newville Cemetery: Newville 2003 Newville:...

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Biography of J. Silas Leas

One of the old and respected citizen of Rock Island County, a man who stands high in the estimation of all who know him, is J. Silas Leas, who although now spending the closing years of his life in retirement, was at one time engaged in some of Rock Island County’s principal manufacturies. He was born October 31, 1830, in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, his parents being Christian H. and Julia Ann (Brandt) Leas, both of whom were also natives of that state. His mother died when the subject of our sketch was but two years of age. In his early boyhood Mr. Leas attended the public schools of his home county and also the private academy of Professor Burns. Upon the completion of his course in the academy Mr. Leas entered the employ of his father who was a merchant, and served as his clerk for a number of years. In 1850 the family decided to come west, and on the 2d day of May in that year they arrived in Rock Island, their new home. Here the father again opened a general merchandise business, and his son was again for a short time employed as his clerk. Later he was taken into partnership, the firm name being C. H. Leas & Son. In 1854 this firm built the first flour mill in Rock Island, and later disposed of...

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Biography of Colonel George Davenport

Colonel George Davenport was the first white man to make a permanent settlement in what is now Rock Island County, arriving here in the spring of 1816. He was a native of England, born in Lincolnshire, in 1783. At the age of seventeen he enlisted as a sailor on a merchant vessel, and for the next three years he visited France, Spain and Portugal. In the fall of 1803 his vessel sailed from Liverpool to St. Petersburg, Russia, and shortly after its arrival there an embargo was laid upon all English vessels in that port, the vessels taken possession of and their crews thrown into prison by the Russian Government. In the following spring they were released and returned home. The next voyage was to New York, in the summer of 1804, where they arrived in safety. After discharging their cargo and taking another on board for Liverpool, as the vessel was on the point of sailing, one of the sailors was knocked overboard. Mr. Davenport quickly jumped into a small boat and rescued him. In jumping into the boat he fractured his leg very badly and, there being no surgeon on board, the captain had him taken to the city and placed in a hospital, returning without him. After remaining in the hospital about two months, he was advised to go into the country to recruit his health....

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Biography of William Allison Aikman

Aikman Brothers. As farmers, merchants, lawyers and active citizens the Aikman family have been prominent in Butler County for over forty-five years. The father of the Aikman brothers, lawyers and business men at El Dorado, was the late William A. Aikman, who on coming to Kansas in 1871 took up a homestead in Butler County and contributed his share of the heavy work involved in converting the virgin prairies into fertile farms. He was the father of four sons. Granville P. had long been a lawyer of El Dorado and had been distinguished by long and capable service on the bench. C. L. Aikman, the second of the brothers, is also a lawyer, and is now in practice with his brother Judge Aikman. J. S. Aikman is a wholesale merchant at San Francisco, California, while C. A. Aikman is the leading feed and grain dealer at El Dorado. William Allison Aikman was born in Laurel County, Kentucky, a son of John Aikman, a native of Carlisle, Pennsylvania, and grandson of Alexauder Aikman, a native of Scotland who came to America with two brothers before the Revolutionary war. One of these was killed while an American soldier at the battle of Brandywine. John Aikman moved to Kentucky about 1795, and was one of the pioneers in that state, where he spent the rest of his days. William Allison Aikman grew...

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